Cystine

(USAN, rINN)
Cystine Chemical formula
Synonyms: Cistina; Cistinas; Cisztin; Cystin; L-Cystine; Cystinum; Di(α-aminopropionic)
Cyrillic synonym: Цистин.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C6H12N2O4S2 = 240.3.
CAS — 56-89-3.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Chin. and Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Cystine). A white or almost white crystalline powder. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol. It dissolves in dilute solutions of alkali hydroxides. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Cystine is a non-essential amino acid. It is used as a dietary supplement. Low-methionine diets with cystine supplementation have been used in the treatment of congenital homocystinuria.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Fr.: Gelucystine; Ital.: Cistidil; Mavigen Sebo; Spain: Crecil. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Lohp; Megacistin; Megaplus; Austria: Gelacet; Canad.: Amino-Cerv; Fr.: Cystine B ; Solacy; Ger.: Gelacet N†; Pantovigar N; Rus.: Eltacin (Элтацин); Switz.: Gelacet†; USA: Amino-Cerv.
Published December 04, 2018.